The makers of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD) starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone faced backlash from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for attributing credit for a few shots of the film to Manali instead of north Kashmir's Gulmarg.
Expressing his disappointment over the false attribution Omar Abdullah tweeted, "It is irritating when we roll out the red carpet and facilitate the shoot only to have people believe it's Manali #YJHD."
In another tweet, the Chief Minister asked if the "YJHD" producer, Karan Johar, had at least mentioned the state in opening or closing credits.
"If anyone has seen the movie can you tell me whether they have at least mentioned the state in the credits (opening or closing) #YJHD," he tweeted.
Omar Abdullah even praised the state's beauty and cautioned the tourists saying, "Those of you planning to visit Manali because of what you saw in #YJHD except for the temple and Span resort it's all Gulmarg."
It was earlier reported that Omar Abdullah had met the cast and crew of the "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" in Gulmarg where they were filming. He had also extended full cooperation by the Gulmarg officials while the team lodged there for the shooting.
Directed by "Wake Up Sid" fame Ayan Mukerji, "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" hit screens of 31 May. The film garnered positive reviews from critics and minted ₹39.61 crore in two days. Various trade analysts have opined that the film will beat the overseas collections of Ranbir's previous movies like "Barfi " and "Rockstar" by a big margin.
"YJHD" reunites ex-flames Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone on the screen for the first time post their break-up in 2007. The film also stars Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Kochelin in lead roles.